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Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

This forecast is supplied by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology through automated means, and is updated periodically.

Before using this forecast for navigational purposes, you should familiarise yourself with our legal disclaimer. You may wish to check the forecast with the BOM here.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip
Issued at 4:40 pm EST on Wednesday 20 September 2017
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 24 September 2017.

Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum
waves may be up to twice the height.

Warning Information
Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website, by
telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeastern New South Wales will move over the
Tasman Sea this evening. A weak cold front approaching from the west will slide
away to the southeast on Thursday, however an associated trough will reach
Portland around 1000hrs Thursday, Cape Otway around 1300hrs and Port Phillip
Heads around 1800hrs. A weak ridge of high pressure will follow across the
State on Friday as a cold front approaches from the west. This front will cross
the State on Saturday, clearing far eastern districts at night as a deep low
associated with the front develops south of Tasmania. The low will direct a
cooler westerly airstream across Victoria on Sunday.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 September until midnight
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1
metre later in the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 

Forecast for Thursday 21 September
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Port Phillip
Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 20 to 30 knots during the morning and
early afternoon. Winds shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the early
evening then tending south to southwesterly around 10 knots during the late
evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning,
then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance
of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. 

Forecast for Friday 22 September
Winds: Variable about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly during the
afternoon then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the early evening. Wind
tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below
1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the evening. 

Forecast for Saturday 23 September
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 25 to 35 knots during the morning
then turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon. Seas:
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Weather:
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during the

Forecast for Sunday 24 September
Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather:
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. 

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Thursday.

* Calls to 1300 number cost around 27.5c inc. GST, higher from mobiles or
public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View
the radio schedule on

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for
information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.

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